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Free temporary nest boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PtldChick, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. PtldChick

    PtldChick Songster

    Jun 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    I was at my local Home Depot (Mall 205, Portland, OR) and they are selling tiki torch fuel in 1-gal bottles that come four to a box (~12x12). The box has a front cut out and half the top is in tact - perfect for next boxes. They had two empty boxes once I rearranged bottles. [​IMG]

    I don't know if all HDs are selling the tiki torch fuel; it was light blue cardboard boxes at the front of the store.

    If anyone needs a few extras and/or temporary nesting boxes, I thought I'd share.

    A very 'green' nest box, even if they are blue! [​IMG]

  2. MommyMagpie

    MommyMagpie Songster

    Jul 29, 2011
    Salem/Jarvisville, WV
    Great idea! Right now I'm using a large shoe box, with the lid turned up and attached with tape to the back of the box. Since I installed a poop board and a second roost bar in my coop they are not sleeping in the nest box now, so it stays pretty clean.
  3. ChicKat

    ChicKat Crowing Premium Member

    Thanks ptldChick for the good idea---next time I'm in Home Depot, I will check them out.

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